Esports, or electronic sports, are video-gaming competitions, often streamed live on virtual platforms. In the late 2010s, esports grew to become a global phenomenon boasting thousands of players and millions of fans, with live-streamed tournaments often held in large arenas and broadcast simultaneously on television. High-intensity, visually appealing games that pose complex tactical challenges contribute to the rising popularity of esports as a mainstream form of entertainment.
Source: Esports." Gale Opposing Viewpoints Online Collection, Gale, 2020. Gale In Context: Opposing Viewpoints.
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